Business Plan Development
Elizabeth Jones, FNP-BC, has been an NP for 8 years. She has worked in the primary care setting, as well as the urgent care setting. She is considering relocating to a state that allows for unrestricted independent practice and opening her own primary care clinic. There are multiple benefits to owning an independent practice. However, owning a practice requires extensive knowledge and support. For an NP to establish independent practice, an appropriate plan must be developed. For this Assignment, you will
create a(1) Business Plan for your potential future busines
.Write a 2 page paper Business Plan that addresses the following_(3) cost for establishing your own independent practice in your home state, including:
o Clinical site expenses
o Employee structure and expenses Supplies
o Utilities and other overhead expenses
o Malpractice insurance
o Continuing education expenses
o Accounting fees
o Services identified that you will provide (e.g., primary care services, drug screens, DOT exams)
o Projected monthly income necessary to support your independent practice
Week 9: Professional and Business PracticNPs may establish Independent Practice in multiple states and districts. States are currently categorized as either allowing full practice, reduced practice, or restricted practice. Full practice states allow NPs to evaluate, order diagnostics, diagnose, and treat patients and are licensed under the exclusive authority of the State Board of Nursing for the appropriate state. Many states may require prescriptive authority protocols in addition to collaborative agreement. Change is constant in this arena as NPs’ status as providers improves on a national level.
This week students will review the current status of NP Practice throughout the United States. Additionally, students will explore independent practice as NPs and the associated responsibilities of being business owners, as well as health care providers.
By the end of this week, students will:
Evaluate business structures
Create a business plan
Analyze costs associated with establishing independent practice
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Learning ResourcesThis page contains the Learning Resources for this module. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this module’s assigned Learning Resources.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2016). State Practice Environment. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/state-legislation/state-practice-environment
Buppert, C. (2018). Nurse practitioner’s business practice and legal guide (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Bartlett & Jones Learning.
Appendix 11-A: A Checklist for Setting Up a Practice (pp. 383-394)
Appendix 11-C: Sample NP Business Plan (pp. 400-412)
Chapter 11, “Practice Ownership: Legal and Business Considerations for the Nurse Practitioner Owner” (pp. 353- 381)
Buppert, C. (2015). Appendix 11-C: Sample NP Business Plan. In Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.). (402-416). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.